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What If Your Home Doesn't Sell At Foreclosure Auction?

If you fall behind on your mortgage payments, and don't come to some sort of resolution with your lender, you're going to end up in foreclosure. The end result of foreclosure is often a public auction.

The foreclosing party is obligated to publicize the auction in advance in local newspapers and online. On the day of the auction, the property will be sold to the highest bidder. That's the goal, anyway. But sometimes there aren't any buyers at the auction willing to pay the minimum price that's been set.

When that happens, the lender will usually take the home back. According to RealtyTrac, in 2016 71.5% of completed auctions in the U.S. resulted in homes going back to the foreclosing lender, and the remaining 28.5% went to a third-party buyer.

IL Couple Keeps Home AFTER It Was Sold In Foreclosure Auction

In December of 2017 we were hired by homeowners in Williamson County, Illinois who needed help keeping their home. To protect their privacy, I'll call them the Taylors.

Unlike most of our clients who want to avoid foreclosure and/or get a loan modification, the Taylors had already lost their home in a foreclosure auction and didn't want a loan mod.

Wait a minute. If they'd already lost their home, why in the world did they hire a law firm to help them save it?

Because a foreclosure sale isn't necessarily the point of no return in foreclosure. There are ways for a homeowner to get their house back even after it has been sold. There's something called a right of redemption, which is: “the right of a debtor whose real property has been foreclosed upon and sold to reclaim that property if they are able to come up with the money to repay the amount of the debt.” 

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